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Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (3 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The work of the Export Group on Vitamins and Minerals (EVM) covered a five-year period and has involved expenditure by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Department of Health, and since its establishment the Food Standards Agency. The Food Standards Agency has led on the work of the EVM over the past three years and costs in respect of meetings and publication of the EVM...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (3 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority that will deal with food supplements will be the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Foods. The membership, which consists of individual experts appointed in their own right, is as follows: Dr Susan Barlow (Chair) Prof Werner Grunow (Vice-Chair) Mr John Christian Larsen (Vice-Chair) Prof...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (3 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The issues of missing nutrients and maximum permitted levels for nutrients within the provisions of the Food Supplements Directive are just two of a number of policy issues being addressed by the Food Labelling and Standards (FLS) Division of the Food Standards Agency. FLS Division has a budget for 2003–04 of £3.187 million and a complement of 37 full-time equivalent staff. The FLS...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (3 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government are firmly committed to the view that, in the interests of consumer choice, the law should allow food supplements that are safe and properly labelled to be freely marketed. The most recent formal discussions on this issue took place in the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses in November 2002 and involved representatives of all European Union member...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prescriptions: Electronic Transmission Pilots (3 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The electronic transmission of prescriptions pilots have demonstrated that prescriptions can be transmitted electronically in an accurate and secure manner, and now having served their intended purpose they will be formally closed with effect from the end of June 2003. In order to ensure that patients do not experience difficulties in obtaining their prescriptions and to minimise...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Carers (3 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: We appreciate the real contribution carers make in looking after their disabled relatives. We are working to make sure that carers have the information and help they need to support them in their caring role. The Mencap report identifies some areas of particular concern to carers and is a helpful contribution to the work we are already taking forward. The Learning Disability Task Force, which...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Care Direct (3 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Personal Social Services Research Unit of the University of Kent (PSSRU) was commissioned to evaluate the Care Direct pilot. Its interim report was completed in the autumn of 2002 and published earlier this year on the Care Direct website (www.caredirect.gov.uk) and the PSSRU's own website (www.kent.ac.uk).

Written Answers — House of Lords: Care Direct (3 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for taking forward the development of a Third Age Service. It is doing so in the light of the interim evaluation report, published earlier this year by the Personal Social Services Research Unit of the University of Kent, and the invaluable experience of live running of Care Direct over 18 months.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Care Direct (3 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The set-up grant paid to each of the Care Direct second phase authorities was as follows: £ Bath & North East Somerset 87,716 Bradford 114,238 Cornwall 133,247 Dorset 126,481 Essex 208,049 North Somerset 93,069 Nottingham 96,591 Nottinghamshire 148,137 Poole 87,619 South Gloucestershire 91.949 Surrey 179,838 Swindon 85,788 Torbay...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Plasma Transfusions (4 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The National Blood Authority (NBA) is a special health authority. In this case of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) the NBA admitted liability; It was advised, therefore that liability should be admitted and a settlement negotiated. This is a matter for the NBA. The reduction of incidents of TRALI continues to be a high priority. We have not undertaken an assessment on the cost of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Plasma Transfusions (4 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The safety of blood and blood products used in the National Health Service is of paramount importance. Although most United Kingdom fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is not virally inactivated, high levels of safety are achieved by using single unit, as opposed to pooled plasma, by screening out potential high risk donors and by testing every unit of donated blood for the presence of infections such...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Plasma Transfusions (4 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: United Kingdom single unit fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is already a very safe product. To minimise the risk from viruses, it is made only from previously tested blood donors. Since the year 2000, an additional test for hepatitis C has been added. As a result the risk from a single unit of FFP is estimated to be one in 5 million for HIV and lower than one in 1 million for hepatitis C. As a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, Manchester (4 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Department of Health Ministers have had no such contacts.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Genetically Modified Foods (4 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: All genetically modified foods approved for sale in the United Kingdom have undergone a rigorous pre-market safety assessment by independent scientific advisers. This is carried out on a case-by-case basis and takes into account the implications for certain sectors of the population, such as those groups mentioned above. These foods would not be approved if the safety tests raised concerns....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cochlear Implants (4 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: While the Department of Health does not collect figures on the numbers of cases where funding for cochlear implants is delayed or refused, we understand that the Institute for Hearing Research surveys specialised centres about cochlear implant services. The last such survey was at the end of 2001. Primary care trusts came into existence in October 2001 and full-year figures for the services...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (7 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government are firmly committed to the view that, in the interests of consumer choice, the law should allow food supplements that are safe and properly labelled to be freely marketed. The Government, represented by the Food Standards Agency, are pressing the European Food Safety Authority for an urgent, substantive meeting with relevant parties to discuss dossier requirements and expect a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Integrated Community Equipment Services (7 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Of the 150 areas in England where there are expected to be integrated community equipment services, 111 (74 per cent) are indicating currently that they will achieve local integration by the target date of April 2004. The Integrating Community Equipment Services Team are supporting the remainder to achieve integration as soon as possible. Removal of the power of councils to charge for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foundation Trusts (7 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's response to the second report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health, on foundation trusts, Cm 5876, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Organ and Tissue Donation (7 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: We are publishing today Saving Lives, Valuing Donors—A Transplant Framework for England, setting out our key aims for organ and tissue transplantation over the next 10 years. It describes good practice based on national and international evidence, which we believe will help save lives and maximise the benefits of organ and tissue transplantation. Copies of Saving Lives, Valuing Donors—A...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (8 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The United Kingdom is obliged to implement the provisions of Directive 2002/46/EC into national legislation. The conclusions of the regulatory impact assessment undertaken in relation to the Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 were that making the regulations was the best option available. Doing so allowed the UK to fulfil its Community obligation to implement the provisions of the...


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